Monday, 28 May 2012

Elegant Calla Lillies

This elegant three tier cake featured handmade Calla lillies that replicated those featured in the bridal bouquet. The cake was accented with satin ribbons to the base and top tiers that complemented the aubergine hues of the colour theme. The central tier featured a banded, gather hand-cut from icing and completed with dainty Swarovski pearl detailing. The cake itself consisted of tiers of rich fruit cake, decadent chocolate cake filled with layers of chocolate ganache and zingy lemon sponge with lemoncello buttercream and lemon curd.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Vintage Bird Cage Dessert Table at The Glen yr Afon

This dessert table, created for Aimee and Dave, featured a four-tier birdcage cake and a myriad of sweet treats for the guests to enjoy. The display, in addition to the main cake, featured mini birdcage cakes, birdcage cupcakes, mini-cupcakes, pink ombre Victoria sponge cakes topped with fresh strawberries, birdcage cookies, retro striped pink cakes with butter cream swirls, handmade chocolate hearts, handmade meringues and handmade coconut ice all in pastel hues. The table was adorned with a vintage style birdcage featuring flickering tea lights, vintage posy vases with sprigs of flowering rosemary, vintage tea cup and saucer with pearls complete with mini gift cracker and striking traditional vintage apothecary jars. The display, in conjunction with the amazing birdcage table centres created by the wonderful Love Lily completed the beautiful settings at the Glen yr Afon House Hotel to create a truly magical setting.

Clearwell Castle - Regal Bow & Brooch

This elegant, sophisticated design was created for a lovely couple who were married at the historic Clearwell Castle. The four tier cake featured simple satin ribbons to each tier and a hand tied bow to the third tier. The design was accented with a handmade brooch - consisting of Swarovski crystals, pearls and diamantes - a beautiful keepsake to be treasured as a memory of the special day. The ribbon, regal in colour, sat beautifully against the amazing leaded windows at the venue. The cake consisted of tiers of rich, indulgent fruit cake, light, moist Victoria sponge and luscious, zingy lemon sponge.